BSides RDU October 26th, 2017
EVENT SPONSOR opportunities

​What is BSides RDU?

Security B-sides (BSides) is one of the best places for you to reach top-notch security professionals. Security is top of mind across the entire sphere of IT and the world beyond. Therefore, more people and organizations are interested in the next new thing in security. BSides is the place where these people come to collaborate, learn and share. With many colleges and universities in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, it is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine and healthcare. The city’s economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. As a result, the city is a leading finance center and ranked highly for innovation. Now you can be a part of the BSides family, reach this highly sought after audience and participate in the BSides experience. By participating in BSides as a sponsor, you are making a solid investment in your own brand, helping to further the goals of BSides and enabling the betterment of the security community as a whole.

At BSides RDU, we are seeking to partner with sponsors who understand that traditional commercial “pitching” is not the best way to interact with our participants. We have designed sponsor programs that keep with the BSides ethos and will enhance your standing among this very important audience. We have programs geared for larger security vendors while also acknowledging the value and contributions of the smaller sponsors that are an important part of BSides.

We are flexible and willing to listen to any great ideas that you may have about how to make your sponsorship of BSides RDU more valuable to your organization and enhance our participant’s experience. Please be creative and feel free to share your ideas with us.

We humbly thank you for your sponsorship, without which, BSides RDU would not exist.

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

Event Info

Security B-Sides is a framework of events that enables individuals to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the confines of traditional media. Frameworks such as BSides enable individuals to drive the event, shape the media, and encourage participation. BSides are community organized events put on by local individuals with the expressed goal of enabling a platform for information dissemination.

The following are several details about the events:

History of B-Sides Timeline:

2009 :: Launched in the United States 
2010 :: First European event
2011 :: Over 20 events planned in US, Europe, India, Hong Kong, Australia
2013 :: BSides RDU First Event (100th BSides Globally)
2014 :: Outgrew venue with more than expected attendance
2015 :: Amazing success with multiple tracks of talks

2016 :: Awesome new venue at an IMAX theater!

Target Audience

While each BSides event is distinct, we target the industry professional looking to offset or augment their current security skill set with that of the next-big-thing conversations. These are industry leaders, thought leaders, information security professionals, and even students who wish to expand their body of knowledge. People who attend have various backgrounds in different sectors and verticals. Their common goal is to learn about emerging issues and connect with those who are having them.

Unlike other events where the speaker is rushed in and out, BSides provides a small and intimate environment for the attendees to directly engage the speaker before, during, and after their talk or presentation. Attendees are looking for more than just information, they are looking to make connections they will call upon throughout the rest of the year.

Last year we had over 150 attendees from numerous companies around the area. This year we expect this number to increase dramatically.

How To Support Security B-Sides Raleigh-Durham (BSides RDU)

The goal of Security B-Sides is to offer events where all participants can engage each other to help develop connections, friendships, and network with different industry professionals. We recognize the value in engaging a smaller audience and providing the opportunity for sponsors to be a big fish in a small pond. We specifically design different options so that any sized organization can participate and support this event. In fact we have a program in place for smaller sponsors who donate less than five hundred dollars ($500) to BSides. Many donors/sponsors want to show their support for the BSides community and be involved. We are honored that they chose to help us with their hard earned funds and will honor them as sponsors in several unique ways.

Levels of Sponsorship

Become a sponsor today and reach out to dozens of highly technical engineers and security professionals.

Platinum Sponsor – $2500

Our Platinum level includes all of the benefits of our silver sponsors, plus:

  •     Company logo on event T-shirts - largest logos with most visible placement
  •     Company logo on intermission slides – full slide
  •     Vendor booth – choice of location in venue
  •     4 sponsor badges (to attend talks)
  •     Social hour speaking opportunity (30 mins)
  •     Swag bag provided with badge pickup
  •     Other ideas, let us know (we are flexible)

Gold Sponsor – $1000

Our Gold level includes all of the benefits of our silver sponsors, plus:

  •     Logo on event T-shirts – medium sized logo
  •     Company logo on intermission slides – shared slide
  •     Vendor booth
  •     Swag bag provided with badge pickup
  •     2 sponsor badge (to attend talks)

Silver Sponsor $500

Recognition will be posted to online resources, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and associated mailing lists. Sponsors will have their name displayed on the BSides RDU Wall of Supporters.

Silver sponsors receive:

  •     Listing on the Wall of Support
  •     Thank you during Sponsor Roll Call before and after the event
  •     Logo on event T-shirts – smallest logo size

Individual Sponsor $50

This is for those individuals (not businesses) who would like to set the example and let others know that BSides RDU is something worth keeping alive and going! Recognition will be posted to online resources, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and associated mailing lists.Type your paragraph here.